Screening can detect cancer before symptoms appear. You too can pick up early warning signs by paying attention to changes in your body. If you notice something new or different that lasts a few weeks or lasts a few weeks, see your healthcare provider. Not all signs of cancer are cancer. Here are 17 symptoms that should prompt you to call your doctor.
- Abnormal periods or pelvic pain
Most women experience irregular periods and cramps from time to time. However, persistent pain and changes in your cycle may be a sign of cervical, uterine or ovarian cancer.
- Change in bathroom habits
Significant changes in physical activity may indicate colon, prostate, or bladder cancer, among other cancers. Warning signs include persistent constipation and diarrhea; black or red blood in the stool; black, tarry stools; urinate more often; and blood in your urine.